From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 13, 1972:
Lawrence was expected to get its first taste of winter as intermittent rain was forecast to change over to snow this evening, with accumulations of one to three inches possible. The low was expected to drop into the 20s and the highs tomorrow were not expected to climb out of the 30s. This most recent forecast, combined with persistent rainfall over the past week, was threatening to cause substantial crop losses in the Lawrence area. It was feared that much of the county's corn, soybean, and milo crops were to be left to rot because of muddy conditions. Construction contracts in the area were also suffering delays due to the rainy weather that had persisted for much of the past six weeks.